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A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2011, and for related purposes
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Registered 16 May 2011
Introduced HR 12 May 2011
Table of contents.

2010‑2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Attorney‑General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2011, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006                                                                                                                              4

Schedule 2—Infringement notice provisions                                                         8

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                    8

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006             8

Part 2—Transitional provision                                                                                  9

 


A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters relating to the enactment of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Act 2011, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The later of:

(a) the commencement of item 31 of Schedule 1 to the Combating the Financing of People Smuggling and Other Measures Act 2011; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendment of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

  

1  Section 5

Insert:

enrolment details, in relation to a person, means such information relating to the person as is specified in the AML/CTF Rules.

2  After Part 3

Insert:

Part 3AReporting Entities Roll

  

51A  Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Part:

•      Providers of designated services must be entered on the Reporting Entities Roll.

51B  Reporting entities must enrol

             (1)  If a person’s name is not entered on the Reporting Entities Roll, the person must:

                     (a)  if the person provided a designated service during the period of 28 days before the commencement of this section—apply in writing to the AUSTRAC CEO under subsection 51E(1) within 28 days after the commencement of this section; or

                     (b)  if the person commences to provide a designated service after the commencement of this section—apply in writing to the AUSTRAC CEO under subsection 51E(1) within 28 days after commencing to provide the designated service.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person:

                     (a)  has applied under subsection 51E(1) in relation to the provision of another designated service; and

                     (b)  has not since requested under section 51G that the AUSTRAC CEO remove the person’s name and enrolment details from the Reporting Entities Roll.

Civil penalty

             (3)  Subsection (1) is a civil penalty provision.

51C  Reporting Entities Roll

             (1)  The AUSTRAC CEO must maintain a roll for the purposes of this Part, to be known as the Reporting Entities Roll.

             (2)  The AUSTRAC CEO may maintain the Reporting Entities Roll by electronic means.

             (3)  The Reporting Entities Roll is not a legislative instrument.

             (4)  The AML/CTF Rules may make provision for and in relation to either or both of the following:

                     (a)  the correction of entries in the Reporting Entities Roll;

                     (b)  any other matter relating to the administration or operation of the Reporting Entities Roll, including the removal of names and enrolment details from the Reporting Entities Roll.

51D  Enrolment

                   If a person applies to the AUSTRAC CEO under subsection 51E(1) and the person’s name is not already entered on the Reporting Entities Roll, the AUSTRAC CEO must enter on the Reporting Entities Roll:

                     (a)  the person’s name; and

                     (b)  the person’s enrolment details.

51E  Applications for enrolment

             (1)  A person may apply in writing to the AUSTRAC CEO for enrolment as a reporting entity.

             (2)  The application must:

                     (a)  be in accordance with the approved form, or in a manner specified in the AML/CTF Rules; and

                     (b)  contain the information required by the AML/CTF Rules.

51F  Enrolled persons to advise of change in enrolment details

             (1)  A person who is enrolled under this Part must advise the AUSTRAC CEO, in accordance with subsection (2), of any change in the person’s enrolment details that is of a kind specified in the AML/CTF Rules.

             (2)  A person who is required by subsection (1) to advise the AUSTRAC CEO of a change in enrolment details must do so:

                     (a)  within 14 days of the change arising; and

                     (b)  in accordance with the approved form, or in a manner specified in the AML/CTF Rules.

Civil penalty

             (3)  Subsection (1) is a civil penalty provision.

51G  Removal of entries from the Reporting Entities Roll

             (1)  A person may, in writing, request the AUSTRAC CEO to remove the person’s name and enrolment details from the Reporting Entities Roll.

             (2)  The request must:

                     (a)  be in the approved form; and

                     (b)  contain the information required by the AML/CTF Rules.

             (3)  The AUSTRAC CEO must consider the request and remove the person’s name and enrolment details from the Reporting Entities Roll if the AUSTRAC CEO is satisfied that it is appropriate to do so, having regard to:

                     (a)  whether the person has ceased to provide designated services; and

                     (b)  the likelihood of the person providing a designated service in the financial year beginning after the request is given; and

                     (c)  any outstanding obligations the person has (if any) to provide a report under any of the following provisions:

                              (i)  section 43 (threshold transaction reports);

                             (ii)  section 45 (international funds transfer instruction reports);

                            (iii)  section 47 (AML/CTF compliance reports).


 

Schedule 2Infringement notice provisions

Part 1Amendments

Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006

1  Before paragraph 184(1A)(a)

Insert:

                  (aaa)  subsection 51B(1) (which deals with the requirement for reporting entities to enrol on the Reporting Entities Roll);

                    (aa)  subsection 51F(1) (which deals with reporting entities notifying changes of their enrolment details);

2  Subsection 186A(1)

Before “by a body corporate”, insert “or subsection 51B(1) or 51F(1) (a Part 3A infringement notice provision)”.

Note:       The heading to section 186A is altered by adding at the end “or Part 3A”.

3  Subsection 186A(2)

After “Part 6 infringement notice provision”, insert “or a Part 3A infringement notice provision”.

4  Paragraphs 186A(3)(a) and (4)(a)

After “Part 6 infringement notice provision”, insert “or a Part 3A infringement notice provision”.

5  Paragraph 186A(4)(b)

After “Part 6 infringement notice provisions”, insert “or Part 3A infringement notice provisions”.

6  Paragraph 186A(4)(b)

After “Part 6 infringement notice provision”, insert “or a Part 3A infringement notice provision”.


 

Part 2Transitional provision

7  Transitional

(1)       If this item commences before the commencement of Part 1 of this Schedule, Division 3 of Part 15 of the Anti‑Money Laundering and Counter‑Terrorism Financing Act 2006 applies with the modifications set out in this item for the period:

                     (a)  beginning immediately after the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  ending just before the commencement of Part 1 of this Schedule.

(2)       Treat a reference in that Division to “subsection 53(3) or 59(4)” as a reference to “subsection 51B(1), 51F(1), 53(3) or 59(4)”.

(3)       Assume the following subsection was added at the end of section 185 of that Act:

             (2)  An infringement notice may specify more than one alleged contravention of one or more of the provisions referred to in subsection 184(1). If it does so, the infringement notice must set out the details referred to in paragraph (1)(c) in relation to each alleged contravention.

(4)       Assume that the following section was inserted after section 186 of that Act:

186A  Amount of penalty—breaches of certain provisions of Part 3A

                   The penalty to be specified in an infringement notice for an alleged contravention of subsection 51B(1) or 51F(1) must be:

                     (a)  for an alleged contravention by a body corporate—a pecuniary penalty equal to 60 penalty units; and

                     (b)  for an alleged contravention by a person other than a body corporate—12 penalty units.